THE YEAR AT A GLANCE
The buildings at Sawyer Yards are located in Houston’s historic First Ward as part of the Washington Avenue Arts District. With over 350 artists in residence, this area houses the largest concentration of working artists in the nation.
Second Saturdays, 12-5 p.m.
November 11, 2017
December 9, 2017
And every Second Saturday of the month in 2018.
On the second Saturday of each month, the artists of Sawyer Yards (The Silos, Silver Street, Summer Street, Spring Street and Winter Street Studios) open their studios to the public from 12-5pm. Spend the afternoon wandering through four repurposed warehouses and discover an extensive selection of painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, clothing, textiles, printmaking, and mixed media. It’s a laid back way to meet some talented artists and explore the Washington Avenue Arts District. The event is free. No RSVP required. Free entry and free parking.
National Sculpture Month, Houston
October 2017 through October 2018
A giant rectangular block of ice melted to reveal a map of Galveston, illustrating sea level rise in the year 2517 as informed by science. The map is in a shallow basin, now filled with meltwater. The sculpture is on site at Art Alley for the year, lit by LED lights, and solar powered. Art Alley is behind the Silos at Sawyer Yards (1502 Sawyer St. ).
The project is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.
Rice University, Houston
A second and larger installation of a 5,000 pound block of ice will melt to reveal a map of Galveston, illustrating sea level rise.